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Salt Lake City – The top attractions

Set against the rugged backdrop of the Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City, the vibrant, urban heart of Utah, has a lot to offer!

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There are two main factors involved in planning the perfect trip: making sure everyone has fun and experiences things that you do not experience daily. Fortunately, there are so many you can see and do in Salt Lake, the hardest part of planning your trip will be limiting your choices, from the weird and the unusual to the beautiful and exciting.

1. Temple Square

Temple Square

Temple Square is a 10-acre complex, owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in the center of Salt Lake City, Utah. In recent years, the usage of the name has gradually changed to include several other church facilities that are immediately adjacent to Temple Square.

2. Hogle Zoo

Hogle Zoo

Utah’s Hogle Zoo is a 42-acre zoo located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It houses animals from diverse ecosystems. It is located at the mouth of Emigration Canyon. Hogle is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

3. Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden

Red Butte Garden and Arboretum consists of a botanical garden, arboretum, and amphitheater operated by the University of Utah, in the foothills of the Wasatch Range in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. It is open year-round to the public. Red Butte Garden contains over 100 acres of botanical gardens and several miles of hiking trails through native vegetation. Red Butte Creek runs within the northern part of the garden.

4. Liberty Park

Liberty Park

Liberty Park is a popular public urban park in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the city’s second-largest public park, at 80 acres, being surpassed only by Sugarhouse Park which has 110.5 acres. The park features a pond with two islands and is also the location of Tracy Aviary. The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and it includes the Isaac Chase Mill, which is also NRHP-listed.

5. Natural History Museum of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah

The Natural History Museum of Utah is a museum located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. The museum shows exhibits of natural history subjects, with an emphasis on Utah and the Intermountain West. The mission of the museum is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it. The new building, named the Rio Tinto Center, opened in November 2011. The museum is part of the University of Utah and located in the University’s Research Park.